5 Great Recruitment Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using

Want to attract top talent? Check out the list of the great recruitment marketing tactics you should be using…but you probably aren’t.

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Want to attract top talent?

In a candidate driven job market, HR professionals have to be innovative in order to attract top talent’s attention.

This is where recruitment marketing comes in. Recruitment marketing is HR’s latest tool for attracting candidates. By applying marketing methods in recruiting, you can get candidates interested in your company and eager to apply for your open positions.

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Recruitment marketing can help you differentiate your company. Using proven marketing tactics, you can attract candidates attention and get them to apply to your open job positions.

In the following text, you will discover 5 effective recruitment marketing tactics your probably aren’t using – yet!

Top 5 recruitment marketing tactics

Here are the top 5 smart recruitment marketing tactics:

Tactic #1: Create diversified recruitment content

One of the best ways to attract your ideal candidates is with interesting and useful recruitment content. There is a myriad of different types of recruitment content for each step of the candidate’s journey. Here are a few examples:

  1. Blogs
  2. Emails
  3. Newsletter
  4. Videos
  5. Webinars
  6. White papers, case studies and eBooks
  7. Infographics, diagrams, flowcharts & graphs
  8. Checklists
  9. Mini games and competitions.

Tactic #2: Upgrade your career site

A perfect career site explains who your company is, what you do and contain information about your company culture, values and work environment. It also invites potential candidates to browse your open job positions and makes it easy for them to apply.

When was the last time you updated your career site? I don’t mean job ads. Did you publish the photos of your new office? Updated your employee page? Added new perks and benefits? Make sure to keep your career site up to date!

Tactic #3: Use social media

Social media recruiting is another important tactic used in recruitment marketing. You can use social media to find great candidates and promote your recruitment content.

You should start by building a social media recruitment strategy. You should also get familiar with the best tips for recruiting on the most popular social media networks: LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Tactic #4: Utilize employee advocacy

Encourage your employees to become your employer brand ambassadors. Ask them to write an article for your career blog, take photos of everyday life at your office and share it on social media, explain why they like to work at your company in a video or write a review of your company on Glassdoor.

Tactic #5: Experiment!

Measure the results of your recruitment marketing tactics. Once you find areas you want to improve, start experimenting to see what gets you the best results. You can use A/B testing, test different landing pages, job ads, calls to action, etc.

A specialized recruitment marketing software will enable you to automate, streamline and improve your recruitment marketing process. It is affordable, easy to use and our customers love it!

 

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Is it possible to make a career out of trading?

Nowadays, there are various investment opportunities that people can explore, in order to maximize their profits or secure additional funds for other long-term goals. It goes without saying that the stock exchange market is the most popular destination for both experienced investors and newcomers alike. The main reason is that the stock market is quite stable and highly regulated trading platform.

In addition, it’s also rarely volatile but it does heavily rely on the global economic and geopolitical stability. Many people avoided investing as a form of a career because up until recently, the stock market was considered a barrier-to-entry area. In other words, there were difficult obstacles standing in the way and preventing competitors from entering an industry with ease.

However, modern technology and modern solutions have reshaped even the trade industry, making this area easily accessible to anyone willing to commit to trading regardless of their initial capital. To put things into perspective, it’s possible to make a living from trading but it’s never as easy as it may seem. Therefore, here are a few things you should know if you decide to make a career out of trading.

What does stock trade mean?

As you may already know, investing in stock means buying a small percentage, also called a share of a company which includes all of their equity and assets. The price of stocks is determined by a company’s overall performance on the market. The main reason companies offer their shares on the market is to raise money and spread the risk of ownership to a group of shareholders.

Now, when you acquire shares of a company you are considered a shareholder. You can sell your shares if the price suits you or buy more if the price is low. Moreover, you can hold on to your stocks and enjoy a dividend income. Nowadays, anyone can buy and sell stocks, as long as they have the initial capital. Furthermore, you can engage in trading even if you have a family at home you must commit to. Strategies, such as day trading can be adjusted to your personal life.

What’s required for stock trade?

Aside from capital, you’ll need to sign up with a broker, in order to start trading, unless, of course, you want to become a broker yourself. A broker will buy or sell assets on the behalf of a client or a company that employed them. A broker must also perform analysis on investments, in order to secure a deal that will suit their client’s needs. On the other hand, you can become an independent trader and focus your investment solely on personal gains.

However, in order to become a successful trader, you have to understand well how the market operates and what’s involved. Moreover, you have to be able to devise good strategies on the go and ensure you don’t lose your investment. The fact of the matter is that there are always risks involved when it comes to trade. A good trader knows how to minimize, as well as mitigate those risks.

Identify good opportunities

The key to successful trading lies in spotting a good opportunity and capitalizing on it. It sounds much easier than it actually is, to be frank. There are a lot of companies on the stock market and not every one of them is bound to ensure long-term success. The fact of the matter is that you cannot predict how a company will perform, you can only estimate their performance at best.

However, jumping on the opportunity, while it’s still good has a good chance of yielding a return on investment (ROI). In order to achieve that, you must familiarize yourself with the market and conduct constant research. That way you’ll also familiarize yourself with the use and the demand for resources, as well as be able to spot companies with good growth potential.

Even the most specialized industries are looking towards the future by implementing technology and digital opportunities for its customers, resulting in long term success and a good investment opportunity. As an example, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation called Hexacom launched an e-commerce platform last year where oilfield professionals can get everything from tubulars to drill collars.

In any event, opting for a good opportunity will depend on your investment goals, such as short-term, mid-term or long-term goals.

Portfolio diversification

As you’re probably aware by now, any type of trade has risks involved. Becoming a good investor means learning to be flexible around those risks. That’s why many experienced investors always diversify their investment portfolio. Diversification means investing in other opportunities, instead of focusing on a single one. If you’ve made profits from stock investments, you can consider investing in other methods as well. For instance, you can invest in mutual funds, ETFs, bonds and so on.

Also, you can consider alternative investment types, such as precious metals, real estate, antiques etc. The purpose of this strategy is to secure your wealth, as well as minimize the risk of your investments. In other words, if you have multiple investments at once you can easily recover if your stock deal, for example, doesn’t turn out as expected. Simply put, investment portfolio diversification is there to ensure you don’t lose all of your money on a single investment deal that went bad.

Forex market (FX)

Another market aside from stocks, you can explore is the foreign exchange market or Forex. FX is similar to the stock market but FX deals in currencies. That being said, over 4 trillion dollars worth of currencies are traded on the market each day. That makes the Forex market one of the most liquid trading platforms in the world. Currencies are traded in pairs and there are a lot of strategies to explore that can get help you turn a quick profit.

However, 96% of new traders fail at their first attempt at currency trade. The main reason is that the FX market is primarily designed for insiders who understand the market trends well. Still, if you lack the experience in trading currencies, you don’t have to start risking your own money straight away. As a matter of fact, you can create a demo account and try out different strategies with virtual money but in real-time scenarios. That way you can build up experience until you’re comfortable enough to trade with real money.

Cryptocurrencies

Another form of trade worth exploring is cryptocurrencies. This trend has grown in popularity ever since the first cryptocurrency Bitcoin had emerged back in 2009. Ever since then, there’s been a huge development in the crypto market that now favors over a thousand different offerings, whether in coins or in tokens. The purpose behind cryptocurrencies was to create a trading platform that’s independent of any government imposed regulations and without the middleman like central banks.

That’s why the technology behind cryptocurrencies also known as blockchain was developed to act as a decentralized publicly edger that will record peer-to-peer transactions. However, the fact that it’s unregulated makes the crypto market a very high-risk market. Extreme volatility and instability may prove to be too risky for investors. If you’re new to the whole trading concept, you might consider less risky options before you move to cryptocurrencies. The main reason is that in time, the crypto market will undoubtedly stabilize. But until then, the crypto market is reserved for the bold.

 

Trading in assets and making investments can be a great opportunity to maximize profits and gain a significant ROI. To answer the question at hand, it is very much possible to make a career out of trade alone. However, don’t leave your day job until you learn the ropes first. Needless to say, with careful research and good planning, you can make your investments worthwhile.

Top 5 HR Conferences to Attend in the Summer of 2019

Discover great HR conferences you should consider attending during hot, long summer months of 2019!  

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Best HR conferences to attend in the summer of 2019

If you’re looking for great HR conferences to attend in the summer of 2019, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the 5 best HR conferences around the world that will take place in the summer of 2019!  

Top 5 summer HR conferences

Here is a list of the best HR conferences taking place in the summer of 2019 around the world:

1. HR 360 European Summit

Date: 4 – 5 June, 2019

Location: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront, Wienna, Austria

Short description: HR360 is the meeting place for global and european HR leaders from the world’s biggest companies to share practical insights on how to boost the business bottom line. You can choose from more than 40 interactive sessions and listen to more than 50 speakers from IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Vodafone, etc.

2. CIPD Festival of Work

Date: 12 – 13 June 2019

Location: Olympia London, London, United Kingdom

Short description: The CIPD Festival of Work brings together two unmissable CIPD events, the Learning and Development and HR Software and Recruitment shows. The result is a pivotal event that will power your working future. This event has more than 160 speakers, 300 exhibitors and 7 000 attendees.

3. HR Leaders Summit Hong Kong

Date: 13 June, 2019

Location: New World Millennium Hotel Hong Kong

Short description: HR Leaders Summit Hong Kong is the country’s premier gathering of HR professionals. This event is perfect for industry leaders at South East Asia’s who are interested to hear the freshest insights, exchange big ideas and expand their professional network.

4. HR Tech Summit

Date: 18 – 19 June, 2019

Location: Toronto, Enercare Centre Toronto

Short description: HR Tech Summit is Canada’s leading independent HR tech event. This event will feature keynote presentations, industry panel discussions, a contemporary trade-expo, tech talk & tech demo stage, main stage, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews, engaging activities, entertainment and more.

5. SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition

Date: 23 – 26 June, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Short description: This conference offers more than 200 concurrent sessions on different topics such as Workplace Strategy, Technology, HR Leadership, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, etc. SHRM Exposition is the world’s largest HR marketplace which provides access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry. Lionel Richie concert is also a part of this event!

Bonus HR conference: Visit Bali!

And now a special treat – a great HR conference in the beautiful Bali island!

4th Asia Pacific HR Forum will take place at the end of August in Nusa Dua Beach Hotel in Bali! The 4th Asia Pacific HR Forum in 2019 is one of serial events annually designed to educate, develop, update, share and inspire today’s industry professionals about people, market, business which can help to determine a strategic planning in organization related with people and business.

Choose your perfect summer HR conference

Attending these HR conferences is an incredibly fun way to learn about the latest HR industry trends, best practices and useful HR tools. It is also a unique opportunity to network with other HR professionals from around the world!   

We can’t think of a better way to spend those long summer nights. So what are you waiting for? Pick a few of these HR conferences and plan your perfect summer getaway! 🙂

How to Reset a WordPress site with a Single Click

WP Reset plugin is meant for all WP users who decide to start over, no strings attached. It’s kind of like a clean break up, no emotions and no rebound needed. And we are not talking I-will-stalk-your-friends-and-leave-dead-birds-on-your-doorstep kind of break up (I’ve been through stuff…). No Siree Bob. Once you decide to use this magical plugin, there will be nothing haunting you afterward.

 

Whether you want to completely change your website’s business, or you are a developer eager to get rid of all unnecessary digital garbage collected on your dashboard, WP Reset plugin is the right tool for you. It will swiftly clean everything that needs to be gone and save the things that you’ll need again. It’s like the ceremonial break-up bonfire during which you burn everything that could potentially remind you of the creep you just got rid of.

In case this was unclear (which it probably was) once you hit the reset button you will delete the following:

  • All posts, pages, comments, custom post types, users and media entries
  • All default WordPress database tables
  • All custom database tables that carry the same prefix as the prefix used by default tables and defined in wp-config.php

In case this freaked you out, we should note that before anything the reset is initiated you will be required to confirm the action several times, so any chance of accidental reset or data loss is virtually non-existent.

Furthermore, the reset won’t delete or modify the following:

  • Media files. They will be saved untouched in the wp-uploads folder, but they won’t be listed under Media term in the admin.
  • Files. All files stay untouched, as well as all plugins, themes, and uploads.
  • Site title, language, and address, and also WP address and search engine visibility settings.
  • A user that is currently logged in will be automatically restored with the active username and password.

Once the reset commences, you will be logged out, and automatically logged in onto the admin dashboard. WP Reset plugin will also be reactivated if you’ve picked that option among the post-reset options.

 

If this doesn’t seem specific enough for your taste, then you will be happy to know that WP Reset also features a variety of selective reset tools, including:

  • Delete uploads. This tool deletes all files, as well as the folder in the /uploads/ folder.
  • Delete transients. This will delete all transient related database entries. It will also delete all orphaned timeout entries, expired and non-expired transients.
  • Delete plugins. This tool deletes every plugin, except WP Reset (it stays active).
  • Reset theme options. Resets all options related to all themes as long as they use the WP theme mods API.
  • Empty or delete custom tables. This tool deletes (drops) or empties (truncates) all custom database tables.
  • Delete themes. This tool deletes all themes.
  • Delete .htaccess file. This one will delete the .htaccess file.

 

This terrific plugin also features the full WP-CLI support, which means that it is as quick as can be. Help on the WP-CLI commands is accessible through wp help reset. If you want to skip the command confirmation process and speed things up, you can simply use the –yes option. We should also note that with this particular reset the first user with administrator privileges gets restored, and not the active user. Just like with using the reset with GUI, you should also be careful when using it with WP-CLI, as it doesn’t have any possibility of undo whatsoever.

WP Reset plugin also comes with the Database Snapshot feature, which enables you to restore your installation to the selected database snapshot. A database snapshot is a full copy of all WordPress database tables that are saved in the currently used database. It is very important to mention, that files are not included or saved in snapshots at all. Database snapshots are actually created to be a comprehensive tool for developers, so they aren’t meant to be used as backups. However, they can e used as backups if needed, but it is advised to acquire some other tool that is more suitable for backups of live sites.

Database snapshots can also be used if you want to keep track of what changes a particular plugin created to your database. You will be able to see what changes were made to the settings portion of your site, as well as what custom tables are made, deleted or modified. You can also use database snapshots to swiftly and easily restore your development environment after you’ve tested database related changes. If you opt to restore one snapshot, the process won’t affect any other snapshots or, for that matter, any WP Reset settings. If you are still uncertain about this feature, we should mention that creating a snapshot takes just 1-2 seconds so you can be sure that you won’t waste any of your valuable time.

 

WP Reset plugin isn’t fully tested with multisite, so you should be extra careful when using it while the multisite option is enabled. Resetting the main site isn’t recommended, but sub-sites should be just fine. As for the compatibility issue, the WP Reset developer team is currently working on it, so it can be expected in the near future as well. Some other marvelous features that are currently in the making include the nuclear reset button that will enable you to really clean EVERYTHING, as well as WPMU, or WP Network compatibility, which will enable you to have a more targeted use of tools on network sites allowing you to reset them from the network admin. There is also the plugins and themes collection being developed, as well as Change WP Version feature, which will let you swiftly downgrade and upgrade WordPress with a single click.

WP Reset has a bunch of awesome features and even more to come, it is quick, user-friendly and there is a free version available now! Don’t overthink it, do yourself a favor and give this stellar plugin a chance, you won’t regret it.

5 Reasons to Choose a Small College or University

As the semester comes to a close, many students begin thinking about where they’ll be this time next year. Choosing where to go to college is a daunting task for any young person, for good reason. There’s a lot of pressure riding on getting in and figuring out how to pay tuition. Universities can seem scary and tricky to navigate, not to mention expensive. With all of this hanging over their heads, students may be unaware of the benefits of small colleges and universities. Here are five great reasons to choose a small school.

  1. You’re not just a face in the crowd.

In large universities, a student might struggle to be recognized, both by her peers and her instructors. Small schools, like Patrick Henry College, ensure that each student gets the individual attention he or she deserves. Additionally, small class sizes make it possible for instructors to tailor their lesson plans to each individual class.

  1. Your voice will be heard.

Small class sizes encourage students to participate. It’s easier to muster the courage to address a small group than a lecture hall of 300 people. A student’s words have the power to change the course of an entire lecture. Small classes turn into a tight knit “family,” with each member encouraging the others. Further, when instructors know you by name, they’re more likely to work with you when you have a problem with homework or class work.

  1. Professors are focused on teaching, not tenure.

Large universities are dominated by the idea of “publish or perish.” That means that professors who don’t focus on research are passed up for promotions. As a result, research becomes more important than teaching. At small schools, this isn’t the case. Instructors are there to teach, and promotions are related to their performance in the classroom. Small schools “make sure that their faculty is incentivized and motivated to teach well,” Berlinerblau said in the Market Watch interview. Berlinerblau advises a class size of 25 or less. Patrick Henry College is one small school that meets his suggestion with 2/3 of Patrick Henry College classes having under 20 students.

  1. Party culture is at a minimum.

When everyone already knows everyone, party culture slows to a crawl, and that’s not a bad thing. Small colleges don’t facilitate large, drunken gatherings because the students who choose them go there to learn, not to party. This leads to more intimate gatherings among friends or student social events hosted by school clubs. It’s still a great place to have fun and meet people, and it’s a safer environment to do so.

  1. Extracurriculars are more meaningful.

Small schools may not have the extracurricular offerings that large ones do, so it’s easier to be a part of the activities they do offer. If a school offers intercollegiate athletics, for example, there’s less competition, so more students will have the opportunity to make a team. Small schools may also have more intimate events, such as student clubs, intramural sports, and social activities. This allows students the opportunity to mingle and get involved with people they don’t know from class.

These are just a few of the benefits small colleges and universities can offer. Before you apply, make sure to take a tour of the school and talk to some current students. They’ll tell you all about why they love their small school.

Author Bio:

Anne Baron is highly experienced educator, writer and copywriter specializing in academic research.  She has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with almost 25 years of experience in teaching and academic writing.  She spent a dozen years managing a large college peer-tutoring program and another dozen years in the classroom teaching college students.  She has since retired from teaching and devotes her time and efforts to freelance writing for institutions, businesses and colleges like Patrick Henry College.

Oracle Database System – Everything You must Understand for Proper Implementation

Various types of database programs are out there, and Oracle is one of them. Well, it is a type of database management software that is offering plentiful benefits for the users. With the help of this, users can easily manage a large amount of data easily in an organized manner. There are many other reasons why users prefer this type of database system. It is one of the best database programs that you can use to manage data with ease. Many companies are also using this software and getting amazing benefits.

Using this program can help the company or business to take numerous benefits. It will never cost you a lot of money as like the other types of software. It is really cost effective that is also the main reason why people give more preference to this software instead of the other ones. If you are operating a company that has a lot of complicated problems, then you should use an Oracle database. If you don’t know more about this database software, then you should read more about it. In the further post, you can easily other details related to the Oracle database to improve your knowledge.

How to manage the data?

If you are using the Oracle database for managing data, then it is not as difficult as you think. You can do it with ease and also in a fraction of minutes. The programmers of this software are maintaining the data properly. This can be accessed by more than two users in an easy manner. If you have selected this app or software, then you don’t need to worry while accessing it. With the use of Oracle DBMS, the overall structure of the data can be easily improved.

You can manage a large amount of data by using this software. You don’t need to get worried about the complications because it is free from hassles. You can also invest your money to get the advanced features of this app that are really beneficial for you.

More about Oracle DBMS

It is very beneficial to use Oracle DBMS system because it is offering various amazing features for the users. If you are using this app, then you can also get benefits of the backup and restore feature. Due to this feature, you can take various benefits that will also help you a lot while managing the data. You shouldn’t download the additional storage for storing the data. It has a feature of Netbackup that will give you unlimited benefits. It is also a reason why most of the people are giving more preference to the option of the Oracle database system instead of the other alternatives. Read this post till the end to check more vital details related to the Oracle database system.

Why should you choose the Oracle database?

The Oracle database is offering amazing features to the users as compared to the other types of databases. It is important to check all these features before going to choose Oracle database instead of other alternatives. To know the main reasons why you should select an Oracle database, check out the points that have been mentioned below.

  • functionality

Well, the Oracle databases are mainly used for the different corporation level applications. You can see that there are many banks that are using this database. Well, this database is a great combination of high-level technology and integrated business solutions. The companies or businesses that have a large amount of data can use Oracle database for its management. Users can also use this database for storing the data.

  • Reliability

The Oracle database also offers reliability for the users that is also an important reason why people choose this software instead of the other ones. It is also well known among the users due to its excellent performance and many other features. The data storage is one of the main purposes for which users make use of various types of databases. The Oracle database is a complete solution for data storage.

  • other features

Oracle database has plenty of features that are making it is a reliable option for the users. This database also incorporates flashback technology that is also one of the best advantages about Oracle database. With the help of using this software, the deleted or lost data can also be recovered with ease. In addition to this, it is also beneficial for increasing recovery time and also to eliminate human errors.

After knowing all these reasons, you can easily learn the importance of using Oracle database system. It may also encourage you to choose this database system instead of other types of databases out there.

Other things to know

Due to the availability of various database programs, it is not easy to choose the right one. In this situation, you should consider a lot of aspects related to data storage before making the final choice. When it comes to the popular options, then the name of the Oracle database can’t be ignored. Well, it is the right option if you want to manage or store a large amount of data. This program also has a lot of amazing features that you should check out once. It can also help you to take amazing benefits while storing the data in an organized manner. This database program is cost-effective as compared to the other alternatives.

Let’s wrap it up

The trend of using database programs is increasing these days dramatically. It is the reason why you can easily find various types of options to choose from. If you are still confused to select the right database program, then make your choices wisely. You can either visit RemoteDBA.com or other websites to avail quality services. With the use of right services, you can manage the data related to your business with ease. It will also help you to get rid of the issues that you are facing while storing or managing the business-related data.

Surviving a Teacher Preparation Program: Five Key Areas to Know

Participating in a teacher preparation program can be an extremely stressful and demanding experience.  If you’re goal is to become a teacher, passing through the traditional route of completing a college or university-based program, then it’s essential to equip yourself with knowledge and strategies to survive-and ideally-thrive.  Fortunately, student teachers can learn from those who have gone through similar programs and from research reporting such experiences.

Typically, completing a teacher program involves studying coursework along with a student teaching at a school. According to Sadler (2006), student teachers experience two major areas of concern: The first involves teaching in the classroom. Student teacher often worry about establishing a classroom presence, managing student behavior, and knowing the content or curriculum. Student teachers can also experience, praxis shock, or becoming overwhelmed at the demands of the profession and an identity crisis as they trade idealistic ideas of teaching for more practical ones.

Of course, surviving a teacher program goes beyond coursework as student teachers must also learn to balance their assignment workload with time in the classroom. This article provides success strategies in five, key areas within a teacher program: program requirements, collaboration with mentor teachers and supervisors, timemanagement/planning, stress/emotional management; and the observation cycle. Using these strategies together, student teachers can better prepare themselves for the challenging work ahead.

Collaboration

Working effectively with classmates will make life easier in the program, but student teachers must also learn to navigate the relationship between themselves, their mentor teacher, and university supervisor (sometimes called the triad).  Typically, student teachers will be assigned to a veteran teacher when placed in the classroom. However, they will also report to a university-based supervisor, who oversees the program, ensuring that requirements are met.

This person may also assign course grades and complete evaluations of teaching. Therefore, as Marais and Meier(2004) advise, “a good relationship between student and supervisor is indispensable” (p. 222). This advice also applies to one’s relationship with the mentor teacher. In both cases, make sure to communicate openly and frequently. If lesson plans are required before teaching, make sure to provide them in advance. Similarly, if paperwork is expected, make sure to give this to the proper party, meeting deadlines in the process. Also, be careful not to create a competitive situation between the supervisor and mentor teacher by favoring one over the other or giving one more attention, as research suggests.

Time Management and Planning

With pressing assignment deadlines, piles of coursework, and teaching expectations, managing time becomes essential. Some ideas include keeping a calendar as well as writing a weekly/daily list of priority items that must be completed. When possible, work smarter by combining assignments. For example, you might be asked to complete a lesson plan for a science methods course. Determine if you can use that plan when teaching an observed lesson, thus saving time on additional planning. Also, when starting student teaching (the practicum), student teacher Tristyn Mandel (2019) found it extremely helpful to meet with the mentor teacher and discuss in advance the dates for the student teaching experience as well as what particular lessons you will be responsible to teach. Taking time upfront to plan will save time later and help you strategize the use of your resources.

Stress-Emotional Management

As mentioned, student teaching can be highly stressful. Therefore, you must take care of yourself and practice self-management as you complete your degree. Establish routines to help you manage the stress that will inevitable occur as a student teacher, whether this is taking time to exercise, read on the beach, and or whatever activity helps you de-stress.  Teachers have also turned to approaches such as mindfulness, which may involve sitting quietly, breathing, and other techniques (Jones, 2018).Mandel (2019) emphasizes a strict, early bedtime to provide the rest and energy needed for student teaching as well as maintain a healthy diet. Also, developing a support system—other students in the program going through the same challenges—might help reduce tensions and provide perspective.

Navigating Observations

The program will likely involve an evaluation or observed teaching, where mentor teachers and/or supervisors will formally observe lessons and provide feedback and possibly scores or ratings. To be successful in this process, make sure to adopt an attitude of learning from mistakes, as teacher is a specialized craft that takes time (“A Survivor’s Guide,” 2018). Watson (n.d.) suggests selecting subjects and teaching methods that one feels more comfortable teaching for an observation (at least when first starting out). Other factors include properly planning for the observation and informing your students that a visitor will be coming to the classroom.

Completing a teacher program is challenging and can be stressful. One must balance coursework and the rigors of learning to teach in the classroom. Student teachers must also learn to work collaboratively and manage time as well as engage in self-management. If you’re goal is to work as a teacher, then familiarize yourself with these key areas and employ these strategies to increase your chances of success and make the journey more enjoyable.

Steve Haberlin is a PhD candidate and graduate assistant at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. A former education news reporter for the Ocala Star-Banner and k-12 teacher, Steve currently supervises pre-service teachers and teaches undergraduate courses in the College of Education. He has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Action in Teacher Education, the Qualitative Report, and Gifted Education International. He is a regular blogger for Education World, as well as freelance writer for other organizations like Patrick Henry College..

Prioritizing Safety in All Ridesharing

Ridesharing is undeniably convenient. Using your smartphone, you can hail a ride, tell them exactly where you are and where you’re going, and pay your bill without even having to get your wallet out. However, you’re also technically getting into a stranger’s car. Because of this, and because ridesharing is relatively new, it makes a lot of people hesitant to use it over other, more traditional forms of public transportation.

On the same note, ridesharing is an excellent side or full-time gig for drivers, especially those in bustling cities where most people don’t have their own car. However, drivers have their own safety concerns. They can feel nervous and vulnerable letting a complete stranger into their personal vehicle.

How can HR professionals mitigate risks and provide peace of mind to both rideshare employees and customers? Let’s dive deeper into the issues at play:

The business responsibilities of ridesharing

Passengers and drivers should always feel safe in the car, and both sides should have a level of professionalism — this is a business transaction, after all. While you can’t control every single thing that happens during a rideshare trip, there are ways to create boundaries and guidelines so everything runs as smoothly as possible. Because of this, HR departments should create policies for normal rideshare situations as well as emergencies to keep all parties safe, comfortable and aware of what to expect. Remember that conflict resolution is key: When issues escalate, HR professionals must resolve the manner in a compassionate and reasonable manner.

Furthermore, it’s important for ridesharing companies — and all companies, for that matter — to recognize when and where they’re failing and make steps to improve. This happened to Uber, but instead of closing their doors or fighting criticism with defensiveness, they shifted gears and fixed the issues that had been plaguing the company. While it’s still not a perfect company, they have made efforts to improve their reputation and decrease risk.

Tech improves road safety for vehicles

There are all sorts of ridesharing-related safety concerns that companies have to troubleshoot, and one of them is basic road safety. Uber uses technology to make it safer for everyone on the road, including riders, drivers, and other vehicles. For example, drivers can use audio commands to contact passengers without having to use their hands or look at their phone.

The Ride Check feature is especially intuitive and useful. Ride Check auto-detects the vehicle’s speed and knows when the car is stopped for an abnormally long time. The app will text the passenger to ask if he or she needs help. The passenger can then say that the driver has purposely stopped and everything’s fine or that they want a new Uber, have been in a crash, or need to call 911.

This technology is used beyond ridesharing. Logistics-based businesses, like those in shipping and trucking, use third-party logistics (3PL) systems for a number of tasks, many of them related to keeping roads and personal data safe. For example, always-updated GPS systems means that routes can be planned more efficiently, keeping drivers on the road for less time.

Rideshare passengers and drivers need to stay safe from sexual harassment

Ridesharing is especially helpful for young adults who opt for a Lyft or Uber after a night of drinking. But while it can cut down on drunk drivers, there’s a different type of threat: sexual harassment. Intoxicated people are in the back of a stranger’s car, trusting them to go where they’re supposed to. It’s also easier than you think to mistake a regular car for a rideshare you ordered, and if the driver is a predator, passengers can get themselves into a lot of trouble.

Females are particularly prone to sexual harassment (or worse), whether they’re the passenger or the driver of the car. It’s also daunting that if you get a ride home, the driver then knows where you live. As the number of misconduct reports has risen, rideshare companies have made changes to policies to protect all parties, such as:

  • Branding that’s placed in the car window to indicate it’s a rideshare vehicle.
  • Photos and names of drivers so the passenger can confirm it’s the car they ordered. Passengers can also confirm the car through the vehicle type and license plate number.
  • Riders can share their ride status with a friend so that someone outside of the car knows where the passenger is. The passenger can then confirm when they arrive at their destination.
  • Two-way rating system (as opposed to only passengers being able to rate drivers) so everyone is aware of past experiences and potential threats.
  • 24-hour response line in case there’s a problem. Individuals can use this service to share a harassment claim and are encouraged to do so in all instances where they feel uncomfortable, just like they would in any work setting. Also, an in-app emergency button can immediately call 911.

HR departments can also provide passengers and drivers with basic safety information. For example, each party should ask the other person’s name to confirm it’s the right person.

When done right, ridesharing and related tech are convenient options for passengers and logistics companies, as well as a lucrative gig for drivers. Safety has to be prioritized over growth and flashy marketing, though. From preventing sexual harassment to enhancing road safety features, every rider and driver has a right to a safe trip to their destination.

What is the Average Salary of a Human Resources Manager?

Could you be earning more? Check out the benchmarks for a Human Resources manager position!

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Should you be earning more?

Are you an HR manager? How much are you earning? Could (and should) you be earning more? Check out the benchmark for the HR manager salary and find out!

We did extensive research to find out how much money do Human Resources managers make. We gathered the information and statistics from many different sources, including Glassdoor, Payscale, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), etc.

What we found out is that the salary range for an HR manager position can be significantly different in different countries and across different industries, etc. With this in mind, let’s proceed by examining the average salary for Human Resources manager.

The average salary of an HR manager in the USA

  • Payscale reports that the average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Manager in the United States is $65,490 per year.

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  • Glassdoor reports that the national average salary for a Human Resources Manager is $76,464 per year in the United States.
  • According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for human resources managers was $113,300 in May 2018.
  • Data USA reports that the average yearly wage for Human resources managers was $85,939 in 2016.

The average salary of an HR manager in Canada

  • Neuvoo reports that the average Human Resources Manager salary in Canada is $77,006 per year or $39.49 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $45,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to $110,124 per year.
  • Payscale reports that the average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Manager in Canada is $68,698 per year.
  • Glassdoor reports that the national average salary for a Human Resources manager is CA$115,090 in Canada.

The average salary of an HR manager in the UK

  • Reed.co.uk reports that the average People Manager salary in the UK is £66,287 per year.
  • Glassdoor reports that the national average salary for a Human Resources manager is £46,520 per year in the United Kingdom.
  • Payscale reports that the average pay for a Human Resources (HR) manager is £35,628 per year in the United Kingdom.
  • Indeed UK reports that the average salary for a Human Resources Manager is £42,446 per year in the United Kingdom.

Conclusion:

The average compensation for an HR manager is around $80,000 per year in the USA and Canada and around £50,000 per year in the UK.

Sporting and social media – a match made in heaven

For centuries, sport has been part of our connection to one another. From participating to watching to reveling our shared glories, sport brings society together in a way that we could never have possibly imagined. More importantly, though, sport has managed to bring about massive societal change. In the modern world, though, the cult of celebrity means that for many athletes they are held up as examples, of symbols of a better tomorrow for all of us. It’s no wonder, then, that sport and social media are such a match made in heaven, right?

Sporting and social media - a match made in heaven

Sport has long been seen as one of the great unifies and dividers in society. Today, take a look at a sports club on social media. From small local community clubs to sporting titans like Real Madrid, Liverpool FC or the Los Angeles Lakers, social media plays a huge role in their growth. Millions of people follow major sporting clubs, especially on social media. And for years now, we’ve been noticing a happy correlation between sports teams and social media.

From hilarious gaffes to amazing tweets marking moments of celebration, social media brings us ever-closer to the sports we love. Indeed, the relationship between sport and the media has been changing for a long time. Popular studies have looked into the relationship between sport and media in the past. Interestingly, a lot of people tend to look at sports media as a rather hard place to get involved in. Why? Because, for a lot of people, they can connect with their team like never before.

How has social media changed sporting communication?

Go back a decade, and your only form of in-club communication would be their website, mailing list, matchday programme and, if they were a ‘big name’, TV station. This would often mean not getting anything like the same kind of coverage that you would want. Social media, then, has opened up a world where we can learn more about our clubs all the time. Now, we have a 24-hour rolling way to help know everything we want about every club that we like.

Have they got a match coming up? You can find out all about it. You can often even follow everything from their arrival at the match to their warm-ups and line-ups, all far in advance of when you would on the television. This incredible growth and spread of information is fuelled by demand. Instead of turning to news and media publications to get positive press, most sports now just produce their own news. In-house media, particularly social media, is an incredibly powerful tool.

Indeed, this has been a long-term viewpoint for a lot of sports fans. Go back to 2009, and it was already clear how sports and social networks could benefit one another – at least financially. Today, though, people use their spots social media pages as the perfect way to find out everything and anything that they can from their beloved teams.

How has social media changed sporting communication

Getting closer to the stars on the field

Part of the joy of using social media in the sporting environment, of course, is getting closer to the people who matter: the players. For years, the media management and PR side of sports has ruined the appeal of the player. Now, many professional athletes are seen as faceless, opinion-free people who just do the job on the field. In the past, though, athletes were seen as people as much as players. This is why social media is so important: it re-establishes the link between the fan and the player.

This was dead for a good few years. Many seen major sports stars as aloof, hard to connect with, or find any kind of love for. How could you love a multi-millionaire who would never even give you a second look in the street, the popular wisdom asked?

It’s easy: follow them on social media. As research from mobilesignalboosters shows, you can listen to their discussions, follow their days, and learn more about them as people. This is the age where we can find out directly from a sports star if they are being lied about in the press. In the past, we just had to take the word of the media as gospel. Now, sports stars are more than capable of taking command of their own personal messaging.

They can stand out from the crowd, and they can tell the world their own vision. No longer do they need to hide behind club public relationships officers or stick to the ‘happy’ version of a story. If a sportsman wishes to rally behind a cause or make a certain opinion known, it is arguably easier to do than ever.

The age of sports professionals having power of their own celebrity is here. Through social media, sports has found the perfect way to re-engage with a larger-than-ever audience.

Getting closer to the stars on the field

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